Deeps from Divassence, tagged me here on her tag post for Makeup Collection and Storage. I was a bit unsure and frankly a bit worried of being labelled a ‘show-off’ but then again, this I know is super helpful for those looking for storage options. I recall I had such a hard time while organizing my stash and it took me a long time to find the right storage containers. Some advice and pics would have been really helpful. I still think I have a long way to go and keep hunting for better organizers and love this Tag Series for all the KSS I’ll be getting…I’m happy I get to contribute too! Thanks Deeps for tagging me!
Here’s a few points before we begin:
All the products and organizers seen have been bought myself apart from a few items gifted to me. I’m neither showing off nor bragging so please don’t jump to negative conclusions.
I’m a compulsive organizer (my vanity only though) and admit that some areas are a bit messy at the moment. But I’m perennially on the hunt for better organizers and hope to have a neater set-up soon. Any advice and tips are welcome.
This is a makeup collection and storage tag so I won’t be going into details of skincare. I’ll just attach a few pics if possible but will be sticking to the highlight… Makeup!! 🙂
Every person getting tagged has to show the makeup they own, it doesn’t matters if you own a few or hoard a lot. The main motive is to share storage ideas.
The person getting tag can tag a minimum of 3 fellow bloggers, and max as they wish
You have to show “All” makeup stuff you’ve got.. no hide-n-seek allowed
Don’t forget to mention how do you store your products.
Last but not the least, you can include your skin care products too if you want.
So here goes…This is what my vanity looks like… I bought it right before my wedding and it was the only piece was furniture I selected alone. I’d gone hunting for a dining table and saw this 🙂 Love at first sight it was!
The lighting isn’t too good in my vanity area, especially where the lower 4 drawers are concerned. So, I’ve removed 1-2 tubs from there and taken pictures separately to give you a base idea. But here’s a rough idea of what goes where:
On the top, I keep my liner stand, bangles, everyday skincare stuff and perfumes/ deos, Moisturizer & night cream, makeup remover, etc. here…basically stuff I use on a daily basis. I’m too lazy to open drawers everytime I need a single article so I keep these ready at hand.
The makeup tower organizers are my most recent find. They are actually 2 Letter organizers I picked up from Landmark for about INR 1500 each. I know its a bit on the pricier side, but I was desperate for something neat and clean. They can be kept separately but I have stacked them since I find this more convenient. The body is not metallic like it seems..Its all Plastic with acrylic see through drawers. The top 3 drawers are more on the shallow side, but the last drawer is deep and tall enough to store larger items of makeup.
Drawer 1: Combs, LipBalms & Scrubs, Sample Sachets, Moisturizer, Foundation, TM, Concealor.
It looks a bit messy but believe me this is actually in order
I know brushes are usually kept upright in stands, but there’s alot of construction going on in my area and somehow dust always gets in. even when I wipe the vanity in the morning, by evening there’s a fine layer of dust. Hence I keep my brushes in one of these drawers to keep them dust-free. I keep the face brushes to the left and the eye brushes to the right, Brushes which I don’t use are kept horizontally at the back.
Drawer 3: Here are my eye shadows which are not in larger palettes. I know there aren’t too many but I’m just learning and stick to shades I can wear on a daily basis…I also keep my painpot and other bases in this section.
Drawer 4: This is my first Blush drawer (yes the first 🙂 ). I usually arrange them brandwise and by type so it makes it easier for me to find them. For eg, NYX Mosaic blushes on the extreme right in the front followed by the cream blushes. Or the MAC Mineralize blushes first towards the front on the extreme left followed by the others. I thought of having tinier bins inside this drawer to further organize but then thought that would just be overkill and left it alone…What do you think?
Drawer 5 & 6: I keep all my lipsticks in these 2 drawers. I usually have all my lipsticks stacked together by brand but not necessarily all high end brands or drugstore ones together. For me it’s all about how I manage to fit them all together. Alot of us store our lipsticks upside down in boxes, but I don’t have that kind of space. Moreover, I like storing them horizontally since my mind recognizes them better this way and I know exactly which lipstick is where.
Drawer 7: This is where I keep my compact & finishing powders and all other eye stuff. So, my mascara’s, gel/cream liners, brow kit and lash curlers go in here. I also keep all the gel liner brushes in the same drawer so I don’t have any problem locating them.
Drawer 8: I have the rest of my blushes here. It may seem a little messy but there’s a method to my madness… To the left are all the Contour powders, bronzers and highlighters. These are all random and not arranged by brand. To the other side, I store the rest of my blushes which have a different shape in this drawer as well. Too Faced, Maybelline, TheBalm, Inglot cream blushes….all these babies go in here…Towards the rear, I have the tinier blush palettes from Pop Beauty, Meylon and Smashbox.
Apart from this, I also keep my other liners (pencil & liquid) in this sectioned pencil holder. I keep the blacks and browns together, greens to one side and blues and purples on the other. the section in the front hold my liquid liners, kajal, sindoor, and lip concealor. I hook my tweezer also onto this in the front 🙂 This stand has a very wide section in the back and when I keep liners they topple over each other so I keep my Z Palette and my MAC blush palette in there for easy reach.
My liner stand….The 2 palettes in the back are my MAC blush palette and the Z Palette where I keep my Inglot Blushes
Here are some palettes I have. I don’t use these too often and keep them inside one of the drawers stacked against the side. Alot of people stack them in a CD case or even in a file stacker. But since I don’t use them that often so I don’t keep it out to collect dust.
My Blush palettes (the contouring palette broke and 2 of the main shades were lost….clumsy me! 😦 )
My 2 Coastal Scents palettes
One is the 88warm palette and the other is the 26 palette which has 21 eyeshadows and 5 blushes.
This ends the makeup part of things. Here are some pics of other random things I have and how I’ve stored them in the larger drawers…
My Facepack tray
I got this tray from a local shop. It’s the most common kind of trays around and ideal for storage.
Body Lotions and Perfumes, and hair accessories. I keep my J&J baby wipes here as well.
My Soaps and Lush Stuff
Nail Polishes and Nail care items
I store these upside down in a plastic storage box with divisions. I used to keep my blushes in this before since it used to help hold them upright..but then I ran our of space 🙂 Now though, I’m actually planning to shift the nail stuff to those tiny plastic drawer organizers…Let’s see…That may be my weekend project 🙂
Hope you liked this and think this was useful in giving you an idea of how to organize your space. 🙂 Any suggestions and advice would be welcome.
Also for some extra tips, heck out Upsi’s storage ideas on here on her blog MakeupmyPassion
And here are the lovelies I’d like to tag 🙂
Anamika from Wiseshe,
Rashmi from Indyabeauty
Jyoti from EverythingThatMatters
Tanmayee from Celebrating Feminity